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Jul 31, 2012 4:30am EDT
>>> that's what's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america." have a great tuesday. >>> you're watching the station that works for you good morning maryland at 4 chn 30. >>> no one deserves this. a cockeysville woman attacked after walking her dog. the advice she is giving so itdoesn't happen to you. >>> thousands people could have been affected with hepatitis c. now we have details about the man at the center of the investigation. >> he we love ocean city for the beaches and entertainment but there's nothing fun about what has been happening to some women. we will tell you about that on this tuesday july 31st. i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. thanks for joining news welcome back. >> if you have flown with children oregon on vacation with them, your vacation is very different. >> let's go over to lynette charles in with a check of the forecast. >> good morning. so glad to have you back, megan. let's talk about the weather. as we look at maryland's most powerful radar, close to home, things look pretty good. we are nice and dry. as
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Jul 19, 2012 4:30am EDT
you're using the jfx to get into the city, just 11 minutes from the beltway all the way downtown. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. >>> a third world country, that's how some business owners describe what it would be like on the streets directly affected by the water main break. >> relief could be on the way and we find abc2 news' sherrie johnson downtown once again this morning. day three but like you said there could be some changes coming. >> reporter: charlie, you know we have all this information for you this morning. we have just learned that some of the businesses have actually reopened and they have water and they've reopened but you know what? take a look at what is causing all this headache here. this huge hole here as you can see they have a light blasting on it crews have been working on this. they're taking a break right now and they'll start a little later this morning but this hole is huge. and it's going to take them about three weeks to finish up these repairs. this 7/11 right here, this is just one of the businesses that actua
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Jul 13, 2012 4:30am EDT
weird. >> all right. thanks for joining us. i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. let's check the forecast with meteorologist lynette charles. >> good morning. let's check out what's going on, on maryland middle east powerful radar. we are dry around town. but, the further off we slide off towards the south and west, we have wet weather trying to push in from that area. your travels taking you back towards west virginia and virginia around harrisonburg we will see wet weather acrews the air -- -- across the area. some of this could die out before it reaches us. temperatures this morning, coming in at 69 in northville. 66 in west friendship. i will talk more about the warming trend coming up but right now let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. construction does continue on 895. just south of the harbor tunnel toll plaza. northbound lanes are clocking in at 54 miles per hour. checking in and looking at 95, up in white marsh, everything is nice and clear. not too many cars out there yet. there will be a nice easy ri
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Jul 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
monday, july 2nd. i'm charley crowson. if you have power, thank you for joining us. megan pringle is out this morning with the lingering storm damage from the weekend and a round of storms that rolled through overnight for many of us. mike is in for lynette. >>> we started out with nothing on radar. all the sudden big storms moving across. a couple of rain showers, everything towards the east, 695, middle river. the good news is, everything is exiting stage right that's going to allow for clearing during the course of the afternoon. we are sitting at 74 town. northerly wind at 8. it's a drying wind today. it's going to feel less in the way of humid. 74 in town, 80 dc. we will take the 2-degree temperature to 93. the risk of spot shower or storm after 4:00, that would segway in to the 8:00 hour. we will talk about the weather in a little bit. 695, we are keeping an eye on. wet roadways, exercise caution, keep your speeds down this morning. here is 695, traffic running smoothly. earlier we had an accident around route 40. looking pretty good i-95 to 83, 11 minutes. 795 to 95, 11 minute
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Jul 10, 2012 4:30am EDT
>>> whether you are going to work or staying at home, think ace twi bout how you use your water. why people living in the city and counties are asked to conserve. >>> fight to repeal health care again. what is expected when members of the house take the floor of another vote. >>> a family in mourning funeral arrangements made for three boys who drowned along the eastern shore. those stories and more coming up on this tuesday, july 10th. i'm charley crowson. megan pringle is off today. we welcome back meteorologist lynette charles, she has been gone for a little while. >> i missed all of you. we are talking about bit of wet weather on maryland's most powerful radar. bel air, light showers around jaretsville, kingsville, perry hall and oberly. to the south, more showers, little bit heavier around baltimore, dundalk. we will see the showers persisting as we head through the morning hours. if you want the thunderstorms you will have to head to is south. we are dealing with the stationary front bling thunderstorms firing up around richmond, heading towards the east. throughout the da
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Jul 9, 2012 4:30am EDT
, thanks for joining us. i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. hot temperatures out there and lightning overnight. another band of severe weather moving across parts of virginia. and pennsylvania and scattered throughout maryland. behind it could cooler temperatures be in the future? let's check in with meteor will gist mike masco in for lynette what is in store. >> we are hoping cooler temperatures come in. it's going to be lower humidity today. but still some storms popping across the area. look at the houston shoreline getting rocked with storms. ocean city towards dover much of the attered showers and stea showers especially a-- and lightning coming down and that's going to cross along 70s. there could be a localized flash flooding. we have local area roadways in central franklin county or frederick county that have flooded out some. 77 in town a very mild 79 around d.k. and -- d.c. and we are starting out 77 on the way for 87 degrees. there could be an isolated shower or thunderstorm but the theme to the forecast is warm but less humid. notice we are not talking hundred d
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Jul 16, 2012 4:30am EDT
problems people are dealing with. i hope you had a great weekend. thank you for joining us, i'm megan pringle. >> i'm charley crowson. let's get to the weather with lynette charles. scattered showers. >> we did have rumbles of thunder overnight. the streets are wet. things are starting to taper off. that's good news on maryland's most powerful radar. we can see a couple of isolated scattered showers, petersburg, franklin, west virginia. things are drying out nicely. 73 now in aberdeen. 76 edgemere. buoy around 74 degrees. when you have the temperatures this warm, we are going to get hotter. a heat advisory in effect for 8 today that goes in at lunchtime until 8:00. that's for the areas here shaded in the orange color. baltimore city, county, you are under that through the remainder of today. i will talk about when the heat wave will break, those details coming up. >>> if you are traveling through the tunnels this morning, construction does continue on 895, no delays. the northbound lanes of 895, clocking in at 58 miles per hour. 95, white marsh, no problems at route ro43, an easy rid
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Jul 25, 2012 4:30am EDT
. public works is testing the pipes using a green dye it is to find weaknesses in the pipes t is unlikely you will come in contact t is non-toxic. >>> and this is severe weather rolls through leaving thousands in the dark, this is familiar. details on the damage and clean up now underway this morning. >>> and reports say one in four children in maryland is obese. this morning we talk to an advocate to get kids in charge in making healthy choices. >>> and we have a good looking shot behind me. the roads are clear. we have travel delays. construction delays. that's in a bit. new york. there it is. a good looking shot. we'll have more good morning maryland. >>> and it is 4:39. thousands in new york waking up in the dark and severe weather uprooting trees and knocking down power lines and hail and high winds whipping across the state at the height of the storm. and 12,000 customers were in the dark. >>> over in the windy city, hot weather being forecast. 180,000 people there without power. storms and winds made for a messy morning commute on tuesday a storm forced arrival and departure delays
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Jul 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
joining us. i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson mike masco is in for lynette charles. it could be wet later. >> it could be. we could see a few storms but i think as we head towards latterportion of the evening and tonight things will calm down. 78 in town. west northwest wind at 7 and that has been picking up due in part to storms to the north. a few of them are moving into tawnytown and it will cross into westminster. no lightning being detected on maryland's most powerful radar. swinging towards the north, there's a banned of be -- band of steady rains on the pennsylvania side of the boarding crossing into northern maryland northern baltimore county in the next 25 to 30 minutes. everything pushing from northwest to southeast motion and this is going to move through rapidly so this morning on the wet side. but we will dry out as we head into the afternoon hours. and we will get the sunshine to go to work. the breeze is out there 3 to 5 and the temperatures starting out very, very mild. 70s on the way later today. 98 degrees. and excessive heat advisory has been posted and we
ABC
Jul 12, 2012 4:30am EDT
, good morning and thank you for joining us. i'm megan pringle. >> and i'm charlie crowson, welcome back. >> thank you very much. >> where'd you go? >> poison, def leppard. >> we've got pictures on facebook if you want to check those out. time now for a check of the forecast. hello gun web to meteorologist -- once again to meteorologist lynette charles. >> we have a tranquil thursday on tap for us, get out there espn joy it because we are dry with some clouds right now. seasonal temperatures. and it will be less humid today. that's going to make everybody happy right? we look at maryland's most powerful radar and we are dry. all five sweeps are on and we should pretty much stay that way through the day. today will be a carbon copy of what we saw yesterday with less humidity in the picture. so waking up this morning stepping out the door in ohings mills, coming in at 63 degrees. good morning columbia at 64 degrees. feels pretty good out there right now. a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. how are the roads? >>> good morning lynette. fortunately e
ABC
Jul 23, 2012 4:30am EDT
that's what's making news many america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america." have a great day. >>> you're watching the station that works for you, good morning maryland." at 4:30. >>> our hearts are broken, our community is not. we will take this experience and use it to strengthen our commitment to each other. >> they say they -- sang and prayed and the community took time remembering the victims of the deadly theater shooting. and there's hole outside penn state beaver stadium. joe paterno stad you has been taken down -- stadium has been taken out. they all note difficulties of caring for a special needs child and one family is taking their story to capitol hill. good morning i am charley crowson. megan is off. we begin with a check of the forecast for the workweek withmeteorologist mike masco. >> outside we go it's a pretty nice looking shot. 71 close to that dew point value. patchy fog on the roadways. we are watching the potential maybe a few drizzle pockets. 71 in town. 76 in d.c. eastern shore temperatures near 70 degrees. patches of drizzle this morn
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Jul 17, 2012 4:30am EDT
with us for "good morning america." have a gre during a block party of teens and young adults. police say they have the person of interest in custody. those stories and much more coming up today. >>> news time 4:30 and we have two big stories right here in our area. one is the heat and the water main break that happened in downtown baltimore. >> we will check in with lynette to see how things are going but first a time-lapse of the video from the inner harbor. you have to check this out. look closey as you see the time goes on -- closely, as you see the time going on that's the gunk filling the harbor. this is near light and lombard street. we will check with linda so late her on this morning. we will have live reports and what you need to know getting around there because track will be a big deal today. >> all right. let's check in with lauren to see how it's moving right now. >> well, the water main break is causing make probable -- mainly problems. and this is -- major problems. and this is the scene yesterday. water gushing over light and pratt streets and continues to shut down l
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Jul 18, 2012 4:30am EDT
us for "good >>> you're wchg the -- watching the station that works for yougood morning maryland. >> the city of baltimore continues to deal with water main break. i am hive with reports on what -- i am live with reports on what you need to know to get around the problem. >> a sailor sentenced. he learns his fate today. and on the run, a murder suspect reportedly tries to flee with a parked passenger jet and things go from bad to worst. first, staying cool. it's going to be the name of the game again. brace yourself for another scorcher for the 5th time this summer. we hit 100 degrees yesterday and we are expected to be well above the # 0s today. -- 90s today. good morning it's wednesday thanks for joining us i am megan prinko charley live but mike masco joins us. -- pringle, charlee live but mike masco joins us today. >> if we end and continue the stretch, we will be the hottest. let's talk weather and about yesterday. we hit 100. right now it's 81 degrees. not much of a drop in the temperatures to the overnight and we are continuing to see the temperatures that will soar this a
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Jul 11, 2012 4:30am EDT
died at the scene. >>> a new warning for parents out there using baby monitors. the potential hazards those monitors now pose that wouldn't even occur to those who took care of the little ones. >>> also a special lagger coming out of one brewery after last week's rain and power outages. >>> lauren. >>reporter: up to speed here at 695 and hartford road. i'll show you how things are shaping up on 683 coming up on "good morning maryland." you're taking a live look at the city. a good way to start the day. please stay with us. you're watching "good morning maryland." ñ' >>> a d.c.-area brewing company has found a silver lining in that nasty rash of storms that knocked out power two weeks ago. alexandria's port city brewing company is now introducing a limited edition beer last night called deracho. the name comes from the weather system that caused the high winds and the rain. so to you, lynette charles, i say the first round is on me. >> that was so good. i love it. that's a good one. >> you like that? >> clever. >> thank you for the rain yesterday, i got out and -- thanks for the forec
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Jul 20, 2012 4:30am EDT
us for good mornin >>> if you drive a ford escape, don't head out the door until you hear about a defect that's causing a major recall. >>> get ready for some fun in charm city this weekend. what you need to know before heading out. >>> wicked weather, heavy rain, lightning and wind leaves behind flooding. you're looking at sherree johnson. she's live this morning. she'll tell us about no power. >>> all of that straight ahead, but breaking news out of aurora, colorado, right outside denver where police say at least 20 people have been injured at a cinema showing of "the dark knight rises" that opened at midnight. >> big deal right now because there are crowds out there. we're working on getting a live picture for you later in the show. as soon as we get it, we'll bring it to you. let's get you the information we know so far that we heard from police, they say one person was taken into custody, pu it's unclear right now as to more people are involved or not. now, the bomb squad also on the scene. our scripps station is at the scene right now and they're going to bring you live upda
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Jul 6, 2012 4:30am EDT
news. have a good morning, stay with us everybody. that will make you sweat. details coming up on good morning america. >>> now, good morning maryland at 4:30. >>> hundreds of thousands still without power across the state. let's check out what a looks like from space. why not, right. we can. nasa took these before and after pictures. take a look. you can see a dark spot over virginia and west virginia, and an area that would normally be full of life. a pretty cool image and images that you want to see this image. >> it's 75 in town, once again a launching pad for upper 90s to 100. we have an excessive heat watch trying to make sense of this map right now. excessive heat watch going into effect tomorrow, excessive heat advisory today. the heat indices is not going to be as brute -- brutal today as tomorrow, all the way out another ohio valley, here's your forecast for today, 100 degrees, very hot and humid. tonight we down to 75. and not guilty much to talk about -- not much to talk about. roads are very very very quiet. here's what's going on in 83. downtown to the border, both d
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Jul 5, 2012 4:30am EDT
>> stay with us for "good morning america." thanks for watching. have a great thursday. >>> we have new information and video after a child drowns at a pool in anne arundel county. the latest information on that drowning coming up. >>> and life star is walking off the job in one florida beach. why one of their own was fired for doing his job. we'll fill you in on that on this thursday, july 5th. "good morning maryland," i'm charlie crowson, megan is on assignment this morning and we'll be checking in with her in a minute but for now a check of the very hot forecast. say hello once again. meteorologist mike masco. >> we're already starting out 80 degrees at bwi and humidity up at 56% and that wednesday ushering in again all the moisture from down to the south. 80 in town right now. look at the eastern shore numbers into the 80s. that's a very, very sticky start and we're going to be talking about the heat indices rising through the course of the afternoon. heat advisory for much of the 95 corridor as the daytime highs returning around 98 degrees will feel like it's between 100 to 105
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Jul 24, 2012 4:30am EDT
too soon at just 61. that is what's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morn i'm happy to be back. satellite and radar, not picking up on a lot. clouds to the north and south. around us, clear and we are also dry as we go in to the afternoon, things will change a bit. street northbound exit delays due to traffic, construction delays at this how, north york road, paving operations underway, that will start. pretty good right now on the web cam, 95 route 43. another check on traffic in a little bit. >>> it wasn't the ncaa's version of the death penalty, but for the fans and alum it may have been. sherrie johnson has reaction to the punishment. >> it was a long list of penalties ncaa penalty crippled the football program for years. it's in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal by jerry sandusky. penn state accepts the penalties they signed a agreement which means they won't appeal the punishment. the money prom the fine will go to programs to prevent child abuse. wins from 9 8-2011 have been removed. on campuss students react to the news. >> football does not
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Jul 30, 2012 4:30am EDT
, between wolf and patterson park avenue. use orlean street. this intersection will be shutdown for a month. as you are headed to 95, this is what it looks like in to the city, no problems at 395, it will remain closed through the fort mc henry tunnel. no delays on 95 through white marsh. 695 in great shape on the outer loop from 95, up to 83. that will take you 11 minutes and on the west side, a 12 minute ride from 795, down to 95. >>> an 8 year old boy is find lifeless and cpr saved him. a new law added a back up plan. the boy was part of a birthday party saturday, a lifeguard named mark noticed the child in the deep end. he performed cpr and got him breathing. the incident happened a month after conner's law went in to place mandating defibrillators. >> conner was watching over the little boy yesterday. the mother got a great gift, her son is alive. >> the victim's name has not been released. conners law is considered in queen anns county, the goal is to take the measure nationwide. >>> maybe a while before a police officer is back at work after shot in the leg. officers say one of
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Jul 3, 2012 4:30am EDT
right now is baltimore county, more than 61,000 people are in the dark there. so stay with us this morning. we are going to hear from bge officials coming up at 5:00 and 6:00 this morning. >>> first let's look at the dang that-- damage that is plaguing the area. trees are still blocking roadsand intersections are in the dark. charley crowson is out on fleetwood avenue and northeast baltimore with how things are looking there. charley. >> reporter: we are at old harford road and fleetwood avenue and this is the common scene. downed trees and this is what is slowing electric crews from coming in and getting power back on to the residents who desperately need it. we were here for the updates throughout the day yesterday. we have become very familiar with this van. we have become very familiar with a woman who lives here in the house next to this van where the tree is overturned. how have things been going for you? we are at day 4 and 5. >> nice and hot. >> reporter: you said the baby woke you up this morning? how's the baby doing with the heat? >> she is okay. i mean, we have a tubby
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Jul 27, 2012 4:30am EDT
the morning. use route 40 as an alternative route. going towards the south in baltimore city. 895 into the route 2 frank first avenue a slowup due to -- due to constuck and toll plazas -- construction and toll plazas into the fort mchenry along # 5 northbound between toll plaz -- 95 northbound between toll plazas speeds have been knocked down. more construction delays towards the south moving along pennington avenue and ordinance road. you will see sighups due to construction. a live shot shows a -- not a bad looking shot. there's another shotfor you? we will show youch the drive times route 43 -- you. the drive times 95 to 83, 11 minutes and 795 to 95, just about 12 minutes. charley. >>> as masco mention monument street will be closed for a few days more while crews continue to repair the large srchg shoal. b -- searching hole. engineers are using radar technology to see other damage was done to pipes underneath the searching hole. >>> break news some in baltimore county will need a place to stay after a two-alarm fire that started after 2 this morning near the 3600 block of yeno
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Jul 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
here this afternoon. some00 expected here within the next several hours. that will bring us to the level that we saw in the aftermath of hurricane irene just to give you a sense of what they're dealing with. the governor said power restoration is moving forward, but think of this, sunday morning 50 substations around the state of maryland were out. the substations can power hundreds of customers at one team. now they're back on. now the work is going street by street, block by blorks focusing on those downed power lines. >> this becomes more tedious as time goes on because we're talking about restoring one or two or three or four houses. it become has block to block effort. up until this point it's been more of an entire neighborhood being restored. >> they're still talking about the and of the week before everybody's power is back on. i want to give you a phone number. if you have a neighbor or friend whose power is out, you can imagine those insurance companies are swamped with calls. you can call the maryland insurance administration at 1-800-492-6116. if you can't get through t
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Jul 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
two nights at bay view. abc2's joce sterman has the story. amazing. tell us. >> reporter: it is amazing stuff. we've been talking about the storm damage. you've got to stay away from those power lines pause of the danger. dylan and his friends didn't note power lines existed. saturday night they're cooped up in the house without air-conditioning. they come back to the car. dylan sees it, make as break for it, goes straight into the power lines. the injuries are tough to look at. >> this is completely the part that's killing me. >> reporter: considering what he's been through, 19-year-old dylan louie is a has few complaints. >> many a lucky i'm alive. >> reporter: the 19-year-old mcdaniela cross play are could have been killed. >> once i gained consciousness, i thought holy crap. what did i just hit. >> reporter: it was a fully active power pole and the wires which he said were strung waist high across the field. he hit them dead on. >> i got hit backward. my hat flew off my head. they said i within the unconscious for 10 to 20 seconds. >> reporter: friends got a picture of the w
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Jul 9, 2012 5:30pm EDT
take a look outside, the skies are clear, although storms could be with us this week and the good news, remember those triple digit temps, those could be behind us. let's get the forecast from wyatt everhart he's in the storm center with a look. >> it's so nice to feel this break from that intense heat that we were dealing with for weeks on end. now a break in the action, the heat has shifted south and so has the storm pattern, the only pattern is the extended scan toward the virginia and north carolina border. this is south of richmond but all clear back the baltimore way, and that cool air funneling in from the north and east, 84 at bwi after going to nearly 104 in spots in the state just two days ago. that is a huge improvement. 80s with partly cloudy on the mild side, we'll talk about the rest of the week coming up. >>> toadies the day that two -- today's the day that two city n% fire departments were disbanned, another truck scheduled to be disbanned in october, we'll tell you more about that but the city fire department says they have the city covered but the fire union does
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Jul 19, 2012 5:00pm EDT
morning's board of estimates meeting. >> the security cameras will be used in the application. when the database is complete it will allow police and control rooms to immediately identify a particular area where a crime is. >> reporter: thanks to a donation by the abel foundation the city will now develop a way for businesses and residents to opt in to the existing city watch grid. basically giving police access to the security cameras when a crime happens near them. it's optional but could exponentially increase the reach of catching crime on tape or preventing it. >> when you give us access to the cameras inside of the locations it just further stretches our arms. it gives us more ability to solve crimes. >> reporter: the police department is on board as this new application would give them countless more eyes after a crime happens. a striking for instance is the shooting at a chinese carry out on greenmount avenue last year. this video led to an arrest in the november 2011 shooting. a result police believe they would see more of and more quickly if they already had access to priv
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Jul 23, 2012 5:30pm EDT
hands on experience. they're responsible in using both learning and real world skills. this shows how to use what they're learning to create a product which could be used on an open market. it's held during the school year. >> i like that we can learn all day and do lots of work. >> i like learning, learning about the eco system. >> so thanks to a program, these students are well on their way to becoming productive citizens in the marketplace. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> the child's first program wraps up on friday and was funded by the 231 -- 21st century community learning center. >>> we have more on the two missing girls in iowa. elizabeth collins and lyric cook morrie si vanished july 13th. police are turning to everyone for clues. >> if you were at meyer's lake before 3 p.m. or if you know of or talk to anyone who was at meyers lake on friday the 13th for any reason whatsoever, please contact local law enforcement. >> the fbi did say saturday they believe the girls are still alive. there's now a $50,000 reward being offered to anyone with information leading to the person
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Jul 13, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, workers held onto the credit card so they could run a tab and the police used it to track him down hours later. >> the phone number was identified, troopers were able to talk with the suspect. he was convinced to give himself up. he gave himself up after 7:00 this morning. >> abc2 news, abc2 news. >>> garrett had returned to carroll county after spending time in seattle and investigators are said to be looking in to the possibility he may have encountered the alleged shooter in washington state. >>> look at this, a 3 alarm fire has kept firefighters busy most of the day after flames and smoke gutted this apartment building. we have learned that the fire caused more than a billion dollars in damages , the fire started in fair land on castle boulevard. it left 70 people without a place to stay. >> reporter: a frightening friday morning for residents as fire ripped through the 3-story building leaving some people with no way out. fire officials say the blaze began around 7:30 in the back of one of the bottom units and quickly climbed. ronda and her pregnant daughter were stranded on t
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Jul 6, 2012 5:30pm EDT
out how long this extreme heat is going to last. i hope you got good news for us. >> the end is in sight. the problem is the end doesn't get here until monday. a lot of heat this weekend. the peak coming tomorrow. our excessive warning nearly statewide, except for the mountains where it's a different climate. through saturday even eve. we are talking about a humid warm night. the grounds extremely hot from the days in a row of heat and sunshine today. we will get down close to 80, upper 70s. the numbers have been in the upper 90s. feeling like 107 frederick. 101 baltimore. that is a computer glitch. 140 easton, i don't think so. weather equipment is having difficulty. 102 tomorrow. that's going to be the peak of the heat wave. that's not the index, that's the air temperature tomorrow. >>> this heat is almost unbearable for those of us that have power and air-conditioning but it's worse for those who still don't. cheryl conner is live in harford county. how in the world are the people dealing with the extreme heat with no power, no ac, no fan. it's got to be terrible. >> reporter: i
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Jul 23, 2012 5:00pm EDT
have been worse. the ncaa could have suspended the program. it's only been used before at smu in the late 80s. >> suspension of the program would bring significant unintended harm to many who had nothing to did with this case. >> yesterday penn state removed the statue of joe paterno. >> and joe paterno's family released a statement. it reads in part, the sanctions announced by the ncaa defaming the legacy and contributions of a great coach and educator without input from our families or those who knew him best. they went on to say they do not believe the sanctions are a fair and thoughtful action and describe them as a panicked response to the public's understandable repull son at what sandusky did. >>> questions. that's what some are calling them. some may be worse than the so-called death penalty that the school had feared. brian kuebler continuing the coverage. >> reporter: the ncaa said taking away football all together at penn state was too broad of a punishment and that the sanctions they did change will help choose the culture there a move spurring plenty of debate. this morn
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Jul 16, 2012 5:00pm EDT
pete were hit by the aftershock of this and went running past us. >> two men were standing and a tree in atlanta when a lightning strike knocked them to the ground. the shock was enough to send one into cardiac aremember, eventually killing them. >> my children are missing their father. >> the other man in the georgia incident regained consciousness. the san antonio news reports the chance of getting hit by lightning in a year is one in a million and in a lifetime is one in 10,000. >> as jamie said, the lightning strikes are rare but they do happen. an average of 54 people are killed each year from lighting in. here's what you need to know to stay safe acourting to the national weather service. if you hear thunder, you need to get inside right away. once inside, stay away from the showers, the sinks, the bathtubs and anything like electric stoves or corded telephones. if you're inside a car, don't use electronic devices and pull off the road if at all possible. lastly, if you see someone struck by lightning, they do not carry a charge and they are safe to touch. the first thing to do
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Jul 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
could used in future litigation. >> now the penn state report is a blueprint for how a major public institution failed to guard against one of the most unthinkable crimes. some experts say it is a road map in how to prevent it. brian is here with more on how they see the situation. >> reporter: this was a massive failure, right there in black and white, but some say it's an important read. for students and just about anyone else closely connected to penn state this latest report is yet another challenge to what some of them believe. >> i think from the very beginning that the coach was airscape goat. i believe that some people are guilty but i think it's a very few and i think that the football program really had nothing to do with it. it was a few people in administration. >> reporter: and while this report blames very few, paterno and the football program is chief among them. 14 years jerry sandusky was protected by leaders at penn state while who knows how many were very much not. >> they chose to continue to let him be on campus and do nothing about it. at least we know of a doz
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Jul 31, 2012 5:30pm EDT
two will go perpendicular to us. eight inch, four inch, six inch, a couple hundred feet of those as well. so all of that will be brand-new. so hopefully, for generations you won't have a problem with any kind of water main break, any type of disruption. so that will be good to go for a long, long time. >> if you look down there, you can see what looks like squiggles to me. the new lines that have been added to this project run across light street down redwood street. they're going to re place all of throws in addition to the 20 and 10-inch lines already in the ground. this is the part of the pipe that burst back on the 17th that they're going to be replacing here as well. that's the main pipe that they're replacing. that one has been in the ground since the turn of the sen clur-- century. they will make sure they get all of these lines so they won't have to deal with this hopefully for a very long time. we'll have more on the story cup country and tell you how people are adjusting to this coming up at 6:00. reporting live, roosevelt leftwich, abc2 news. >>> well, the howard county a
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Jul 10, 2012 5:30pm EDT
country. >> i hate to make things even worse for those of us here in maryland, but the sales tax could actually be even tougher here. earlier this year, governor martin o'malley proposed a tax on media downloads, like e- books and apps. it could have been affected those, so that 99 cents would have cost you 1.05, adding the state's 6% income tax. but the bill failed. >>> so how much shopping are you doing online and should you be tax-free? join in the conversation on our facebook page. wyatt? >>> on the weather front here, just a couple of beneficial rain showers showing up mainly north of baltimore here the cou back into the bel aire area. a lot of us are clouding up. quite a bit of cloud cover has developed across the state, so not the early sunshine we had. as we look at the inner harbor, you can kind of see that, the clouds thickening up here. will the sun be back tomorrow and how hot will things trend into your weekend? we've got the details coming up in just a few. >> thanks, wyatt. >>> two hospitals are no longer giving formula to new moms. it's an effort to promote breast
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Jul 16, 2012 6:00pm EDT
telemarketers are not affiliated with a firefighting company. none of the companies use telephone-based fund raising. they use either direct mail or door to door. the calls are coming from a branch of the international am fighters, a union that represents paid, not volunteer firefighters. >>> another hot day. let's take a look at temperatures. outside we g you can see a few clouds. we're sitting at 94 degrees across much of the area with the real feel number feeling around 102. the humidity will continue through the overnight hours. take a look. not much happening on the radar scan. that's the good news. the bad news is the heat. that will hang tough. 93 downtown. 91 in easton. you factor in that humidity. it feels like 100 degrees toward the eastern shore. the rest of the evening will slowly fall back. 93 at 8:00, 9:00. there is the chance of an isolated storm. as we head toward the midnight hour, the chances diminish. what has my attention is well toward the northern plains. we're talking northern wisconsin, back toward parts of north dakota. there's a cold front. this drops sou
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Jul 20, 2012 5:00pm EDT
investigation. give us the latest update at this point on james holmes. now the victims families and the police want to know why. the screens and terror inside the midnight premier of the latest batman film warrant the reaction to the reaction happening on scale, the hail of bullets fired by the rampaging gunman. >> gunman. >> reporter: he tossed a smoke grenade and started firing at the crowd. >> all i could think is if i stand up he is going to shoot. that's what he was doing. i was trying to think how i was going to get my kids out of there. >> reporter: movie goers were confused and thought the fire was coming to the action packed movie. >> i see a guy next, a gentlemen sitting next to me getting shot. i realize this is not like part of the movie. there is a gunman, he is shooting everyone. >> reporter: he was wearing a gas mask and bullet proof vest. >> the casings were on my forehead and burning. >> reporter: the suspect, james holmes, 24, was arrested as he left the theater. >> he was apprehendd with three weapons in the car. >> reporter: according to a police officials, holmes sa
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Jul 13, 2012 5:00pm EDT
barrel officers say and invited us for a quick swing. we going on the ride alongs quite often. what are the odds we will find someone texting and driving? >> the odds are very good. >> reporter: the corporal with the police was dead on, we didn't go one light before an officer spotted a driver waiting on the redhead down in her phone. stopped or in motion, texting while behind the wheel is against the law, a lesson learned on route 2, in edgewater. >> i never knew that. yes, i see people all the time using their phone, all the time. i find it so annoying. i would never text while i'm driving. i don't. it's annoying. i get it. i'm not allowed, i didn't know that. >> reporter: she didn't get a ticket which would have been a $70 fine and a point on the license. rather a warning but more importantly face time with an officer to explain the annoyances and the dangers of distracted driving. >> the focus is education. we are not necessarily trying to write tickets, we've done a little bit of both today. >> reporter: so far, since the law went in to effect. arundel county police issued electron
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Jul 31, 2012 6:00pm EDT
tells us this did not end well. >> reporter: it has been. neighbors are standing outside of their home which is blocked off by crime scene tape trying to figure out what's going on. we're getting some of those details. the baltimore spokesman said a family argument brought them to weldon place north. that was late this afternoon. the first officer started to struggle apparently with the man inside. he called out a signal 13. that means he needs backup. another officer saw the two fighting on the ground with a weapon nearby so he fired his handgun. >> there was a, what we believe a knife like object in the vicinity. the officer who was being attacked did summon the other officer to assist him. he fired and he died as a result of the injuries. >> reporter: he was transport to the hospital. he was pronounced dead late this afternoon. you can see officers are still on the scene. they're going inside that home trying to process this scene. again, we're in the 1400 block of weldon place north where baltimore police responded here a few hours ago after a family dispute and they shot a man who
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Jul 24, 2012 5:30pm EDT
news roosevelt leftwich joins us with more. >> reporter: emails describe the 31-year-old as a good and honorable man. he was killed in afghanistan. when he was attacked, he was assigned to the 4ing at -- 4th battalion. he was a 1999 graduate of kenwood high school and joined the reserves in 2000. he had also served in iraq and this was his first tour in afghanistan. his body was brought to dover airforce base. the funeral has not been set. roosevelt leftwich, abc2 news. >> we have an ray lateraling statistic from traffic safety officials. they slay traffic deaths are up for the first three months of this year. it's an increase of more than 13% compared to 2011. before the latest stats, traffic deaths had been trending downward over the past few years. >>> all right. let's take a look at that severe thunderstorm watch map. we're working on that. you can see a couple of warnings in baltimore, anne arundel and montgomery county right now. here's the wide view perspective of the storms, one moving out of northern baltimore county skirting south of harford county and a couple of storms encr
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Jul 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >> it's really frustrating. >> reporter: but not everybody is frustrated. >> i don't think it hit us to be honest. >> reporter: despite a giant tree crushing three of her family's cars, she is thoofl we were on the way out. my husband was going to park the car swore -- somewhere else. >> reporter: the insurance will handle that. as for the tree -- >> it takes time what can you do? >> reporter: so the people on this block are without power. this big tree within the down. these have been here 25 years. this one went down. the others fell like a set of dominoes. julie is the only one with a clear path. she took a big leap over her ivy. her neighbors, it's not as easy. these are city planted trees put into the ground more than 20 years ago. they made that call to 311. they will have to wait for services. we are told the department of transportation was out inspecting sidewalks, but they have big priorities, traffic lights out, road closed. as for now, judy and her neighbors will have to wait. joce sterman, abc2 news. >> you heard a lot about neighbors coming out to help neighbors. >> rep
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Jul 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
what's fueling the increase. >>> we've seen our share of storms, the lightning storm that lit us up and what it means for temperatures. >> big improvement in temperatures today, 3 degrees below average, you were guaranteed 87 so just barely a 2-degree winner and seven forecasts in a row we've hit that two degree guarantee, don't forget to check us out on mobile abc 2 news app the itunes store. you can see how pleasant the temperatures are across the state and in your area, we're back in abc 2 news coming up. [ mosquitoes buzzing ] ♪ [ female announcer ] repel mosquitoes without spraying your skin. try off! clip-on repellant. in minutes, its fan surrounds you, head to toe with effective odorless protection. whether it's at a game, enjoying family, or just relaxing, repel mosquitoes away without a spray. off! clip-on. keeps bugs off. sc johnson. a family company. your mouth has sipped, snacked, ...yellowed... giggled, snuggled, ...yellowed... chatted, chewed, ...yellowed. and over all those years, your teeth...have yellowed. fact is, if you're not whitening, you're yellowing. crest
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Jul 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
put them out of business. jeff joins us now with more on some of these proposed changes. >> reporter: kelly, opponents of the regulations say the governor and department of agriculture have simply caved in to environmentalists and are putting an undue burden on farmers. he's been up since 2:30 in the morning. he was running his small dairy farm here in baltimore county. after all, he has no choice. >> it's harder and harder to compete. the prices are declining. all our other inputs, energy costs, are all increasing. feed costs are going up. and so it's been harder. >> reporter: new regulations designed to clean up the chesapeake bay may might his job evennen tougher. >> one farmer got an estimate that it would cost up to $100,000 just to add 12 inches to his manure storage tank. >> reporter: the senator says that measure, coupled with the rule, will deny their use for planting and watering animals. >> since the 80's, we've seen about a 50% reduction in the cattle population in maryland, a 90% reduction in hog and swine production. >> reporter: maryland farmers already le
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Jul 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
going to take an effort from everyone. >>> farmers are already leading the nation in the use of cover crops. many say these additional regulations could put them out of business. the state plans to keep livestock owners from spreading manure for four months out of a year, and one farmer says that could cost him about $100,000 per year. >> they blame the farmer for all the problems on the bay. but, you know, we do a good job with our nutrient management. fertilizer costs too much to waste and we're not wasting it. we're applying it at the right time of the year in the right amounts because it costs too much to put down. >> a new rule would also force them to fence their properties. >>> tonight we're getting a better idea of how our kids are doing in the maryland school assessment, after state leaders produced some very important test results today. if your kids have been trying harder in reading and math, that's a little bit of a reason to be happy tonight. when it comes to elementary school children, they're doing better in reading and showing a slight improvement. the same can be sai
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Jul 5, 2012 5:30pm EDT
works tells us it's a combination of the hot weather and hot asphalt. york road will continue to be closed, one lane in each direction until this is all repaired. a day that should have been filled with fun and celebration turned tragic for a family. now grieving the loss after accidents claimed their lives and many of them were children. >> reporter: heartbreak and sadness this 4th of july. most of the victims were children. on long island's north shore more than two dozen people had just watched the fireworks on a 36-foot boat like this one when it capsized. >> three of those 27 people are children. they are deceased. there are 8, 11 and 12. >> reporter: several children were also electrocuted in missouri and tennessee. outside of knoxville two byes were swimming from one house boat to another and were electrocuted. >> a bunch of people jumped into the wart. my son and brother helped the other. >> reporter: in the lake of the ozarks, a 13-year-old and her brother were election tre cuted while swimming near a prist dock. >> i don't want to go swimming at the lake of the hoe disarks
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Jul 26, 2012 5:30pm EDT
stuck on the 35th floor stranding them. crews used ropes to go down -- to get them into hearnesses, good news, everybody made it down slowly, safely and unharmed. >>> take a look, a massive, 250- pound crocodile in south miami. the clock wasn't to happy to see police and they weren't happy to see him. officers called in professional trappers, they caught the croc and sent him to a safe location, faraway from humans. >>> this is an 87-year-old tradition. the pony swim. about 140 wild horses swam the 200 yards . the yearly event is a fundraiser for its volunteer fire department. they auctioned off some of the ponies, to raise money and close to 40,000 people cameo watch that event. if have you never sewn it it's a sight to see. >>> coming up the drought has already pushed up some of the food prices and guess what? expected to rice more. what you can expect to pay at the grocery store in the next year. >>> and on a very hot summer day it's hard to find ways to entertain the kids. we will tell you about one place where they can spend hours in the ac and run as much as they want. . >>>
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Jul 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
but we are grateful and relieved that plume is back with us safe and healthy. we want to thank everyone for their tremendous support, especially all of the law enforcement agencies that worked so hard and so quickly. this is an ongoing investigation. so i hope everyone understands we can't comment further. all right. we want to go back in time to where police said the 911 call was made that started this unbelievable story. brian kuebler with more. >> reporter: all police will tell us is there was a 911 call describes a suspicious vehicle. that call came in from the ebb ben niecer -- ebenezer road and whitemarsh. federal authorities stopped by earlier in the day asking each business about its surveillance video. managers at both locations said the feds were interested in any cameras that had any view of ebenezer road. authorities wanted to know if a camera caught it. both businesses said none of their surveillance cameras are trained on the main road and may not be of any help. right now we're left that vague description of the suspect who police said in their news conference to
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Jul 4, 2012 5:30pm EDT
on luggage tags. it signals where you live and that you're not. there instead use your business or a relative's address. >> spirit airlines will soon be offering some service to bwi. they will offer nonstop flights to fort lauderdale and dallas. the flights will start about $88. $77 to fort lauderdale. spirit airlines will charge $100 for carry on bags. >>> chuck e. cheese is planning to launch a national ad campaign with the revamped image of chuck e. cheese as a hip guitar player. so a revamped chuck e. >> all right. want to start off with a check of maryland's most powerful radar. you can see the storms generally out to the west, popping up in central carroll county. frederick is sizzling, too. there's or robust storms further west as we take a look toward johns town. these are warned areas. we don't have the setup at left for the next hour to two hours to three. across most of the state it's not an issue at all. some of the issues, dundalk mixed with a few thin hazy clouds late in the day but bright, sunny hot conditions just about all day long. there's the hot hazy look on the
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Jul 20, 2012 5:30pm EDT
coming sideways down the street and reports of flooding. something we are used to when there is a lot of rain but still unexpected. >> reporter: jeff hager, abc2 news. >>> the flooding did damage at the sheridan downtown. one guest went through three separate rooms with water damage. eddie thought the third room he was moved to a presidential suite would be damage suite. >> it had significant rain damage, flooding throughout the apartment after 15, 20 minutes in the apartment , the ceiling started to collapse in the second guest room falling onto the bed and water damage continued to accumulate. they moved news to north tow tore get -- moved us in to the north tower. >> walsh says after midnight by the time he was moved to a safe dry room. >> that's annoying. >> i hope they comped him that room. >>> scattered showers. most not detected on the radar. towards the north and west, notice the slow moving cluster of showers and thunderstorms showing up on our lightning tracker, it's about 4 hours away as it drifts towards the south and east. we could feature the idea of scattered shower, pe
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Jul 24, 2012 5:00pm EDT
much more and look to a big change tomorrow. that's coming up. >>> you know, we all use the atm once in awhile. tonight the police want you to be extra careful. an armed robber has been taring -- targeting people in catonsville. jeff? >> reporter: twice in june and now twice over the weekend police believe the same man has committed these robberies at various banks within a few blocks of the beltway it. targets people either seeking them on foot or in the driveway and commits the crimes between 9:30 and 10:00 on saturdays and sundays. >> the suspect is a black male about 5'9" to 5'10" and arrives at the atm in some kind of vehicle. >> reporter: the robber struck at various places. he's also grown bolder each time, demanding the bank card, pin number and car keys from his latest victim on sunday. police said to be aware of your surroundings and try to choose a machine that's well lit. jeff hager, abc2 news. >>> it was a year ago we were telling you about a triple shooting. ed faces have no answers. brian kuebler is here to explain. >> reporter: they why all shot to death a year ago. p
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Jul 25, 2012 5:30pm EDT
of blue did you use. we're looking over chesapeake beach. let's find out about the lack of humidity. >> beautiful, beautiful shot. yes, a little warm. temperatures pushing 90 at the inner harbor. most spots in the 80s. there are reports of 70s along the chesapeake with humidity around 33%. this is comfortable. we like it this way. we'll keep it for another six, eight, 10 hours. then the steam will push back into maryland out of the south and west. we'll have much more coming up in a few minutes. >>> we want it take you live to baltimore tonight. take a look at what's happening right now. parts of monument street are shut down because of sinkhole on east monument. that tunnel carries water from storm drains into the inner harbor. no word on how long roads will be shut down. we'll be monitoring the situation and bring you updates as we get them. >>> well, a hiker make has discovery in a baltimore pancht the biker found a human skull in the 200 block of north hilton. the skull was taken over to the medical examiner's office. >>> there is grant money to baltimore and 23 counties. they c
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Jul 6, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the higher the rain, a little cooler. most of us sweltering in to the evening, sweltering tomorrow. temperatures now, pushing 100. not quite getting there in baltimore. 99bwi. downtown hotter, we cooked our weather observation stage at the may recall science center can't get a new number out. 98 dc. humidity is high. it is a dangerous heat index value, especially now, western counties, carroll county, western howard county, frederick. columbia, you have higher humidity levels there. oppressive heat indices. do what you can to stay cool. 90s the rest of the evening. we will talk about how hot it gets and how cool we get next week, coming up. >>> day 7, still no power, for more than 19,000 people in our area arundel, more than 1000 people in the dark. no power. baltimore, 10,000. more than 6000 people out in the city, and just under 200 without power in harford county. that's where we find cheryl conner. it is day 7 without power for some people in the forest hill area. how are the people dealing in this extreme heat with no power? >> reporter: harford was not one of the hardest hit
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